Australia has a new government

After couple days of speculation, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard finally reached a majority to form a new government of coalition. It is the first time  since 70 years. Gillard became PM last June when she replaced Kevin Rudd, which was pull out quickly from his seat by Labour Party members and by Gillard herself.

She called for election in July, only after couple weeks she took office. This article from the Daily Telegraph exposes the new challenges of this first elected government of Gillard. The PM, which was sworn-in yesterday in Canberra,  became at the same time, the firs elected female to held that position.

However, many experts are not sure this coalition will last for long time. Two independents that joined the coalition already said they are not sure they will always support Gillard’s agenda. To convince the independents, Gillard had to create new regional projects. Australians taxpayers will have to pay more than 10 billions, an unprecedented situation while this south hemisphere country faces big economic challenges.

By Jean-Virgile Tassé-Themens

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